Painting, Printmaking and a Great Little Book

Happy Friday! Got any plans? I’m looking forward to a weekend with my sweetie after having him gone for most of the week. Friday night pizza. (Yes. I know it’s Cinco de Mayo. Pizza night is non-negotiable) Catch up on Blacklist. Definitely a glass of wine (Maybe a margarita instead to celebrate CdM? And does […]

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Sketchbooking, Printing & Podcasting

Finished 11/100 entry for The 100 Day Project via Instagram. Do you listen while you work or are you quiet, thoughtful, meditative? When I’m in the studio working on some sort of (hopefully) creative installment, I tend to go for music. Lately, however, I’ve become quite addicted to podcasts. Artists and makers talking about everything […]

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Happy Weekend, Original Paintings and the 100 Day Project

Happy weekend! (Lucy says hi) So, what are your plans? We’re sadly leaving the mountains behind and returning back to Atlanta, ending what was a lovely, after Easter vacation. I’ve got some 100 Day Project updates and (happily) announce that the original paintings from this project are going to be available for purchase. I’m so […]

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100 Day Project, Crashing and a Download for You

Did you have a good (holiday) weekend? We went to the mountain cabin, hung out with a few fantastic visitors and enjoyed glorious weather. It was lovely. But let’s all admit this one fact – even when you have a fabulous weekend with friends, nothing beats the feeling of quiet and solitude after. It’s the […]

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Reconnecting, Floundering, Exploring and the 100 Day Project

Know that feeling when you’re disconnected and lost? No? Well, honey, I sure do. After several years of being squashed into submission by illness and brain fog, I’m ready to make art again. Really. (watercolors and gouache) The energy and desire is present and accounted for. Problem is, I’m not exactly sure where to go. What […]

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Got Lemons?

This week I came across a photograph of lemons which begged to be sketched. Trying to appear more “painterly”, I aimed for the loose and splattered vibe. (Sorry for the image quality – phone – nighttime.) (via instagram) Then I added “Happy March”. Because it was bright and spring-like and it was March first. March first, people! […]

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Cactus Rose

I snapped an image with my iPhone yesterday and posted it on Instagram asking, “Is it finished?” Once of my biggest issues when painting is knowing when to walk away. I have learned over the years that if I have that question, walk away then return to reassess. What’s your take on the subject? The […]

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Progression

Hi there! This is the first real post from my new blogging home and I’m oddly nervous. As if I haven’t been doing this for almost nine years (!) Today I want to share a bit of life on and off line as well as the progression of my latest sketchbook entry.  Health-wise I’m chugging along, […]

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Sketchbook: Turquoise & Cream Floral

Instagram image Last week I indulged in me time at the cabin. It was horrible. I wore my pajamas practically the entire time. Read, watched movies and did a little painting. This one was from…December 18th. I know. I get totally over zealous with my titles.  Now I’m back home readying for Christmas with the […]

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Sketchbook: It’s Never Too Early

Since most of my family (along with the rest of the population) nursed a cold last week and the other part of my family nursed the absence of wisdom teeth and a vast number of you just tried to say warm , this saying seems entirely apropos – me thinks. Playing with stamps, pastels and […]

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Sketch.Paint.Print. No.3

  Lately, I’ve been working crazy hard on this new project. But this past weekend I had a terrible hankering to carve. Pretty sure I once said that when carving gets in your blood it’s almost impossible to ignore. It’s true. Anyway. I wanted to carve.   But to carve, you must first sketch. Not […]

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